We are extremely concerned that a Trump presidency and its resulting policies will mean increased mortality from avoidable chronic diseases, rising rates of poverty and, frankly, the weakening of Black communities across the U.S.
The Black Women’s Health Imperative is the only national organization dedicated to the health and wellness of the nation’s 21 million Black women and girls. We know Black women are inherently passionate about their health and they are not defined by obesity, disease or poverty.
We stand ready to work with the new administration to ensure Black women have access to life-saving care and prevention services. It is our hope that the new administration will be temperate and measured in its consideration of these important issues and work with us to protect the lives of millions of Black women and girls.
Congratulations, President Trump.